…you go to jail for that in China? I thought that was normal.
Via NY post:
Six people have been jailed in China after tracking down the families of accident victims and tricking them into donating their loved ones’ organs — so they could make big bucks on the black market, according to reports.
The group, which included four doctors who worked in organ procurement in hospitals, harvested livers and kidneys from 11 recently-deceased patients at a hospital in Anhui province between 2017 and 2018, according to the BBC, citing local reports.
The black market opportunists would often seek out the families of car crash victims or patients with severe brain damage because their bodies would be healthy otherwise, The Sun reported.
The former head of intensive care at Huaiyuan County People’s Hospital, Yang Suxun, would then persuade a patient’s family to sign bogus donation consent forms — and the organs would be illegally harvested in the middle of the night in a van disguised as an ambulance, according to the BBC.